Hunter wine: A history

Julie McIntyre, John Germov

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    Australia became known as a wine drinking nation in the 1970s, and our national love affair with wine continues. Yet Australian wine growing is as old as European Australia. While the Hunter Valley is not the ideal place to grow grapes climatically, it's the only Australian wine region planted in the nineteenth century to continuously host vineyards. Hunter Wine profiles the people, history and technology that have shaped the region's wine from vine to glass, including families like the Wyndhams, McWilliams, Lindemans and Tyrrells. It traces the evolution of Hunter wine growing, and its winegrowers, from frontier violence in the 1820s and early British and German-born wine producers, to the development of large-scale vineyards and wineries in the early twentieth century, and the new style Hunter wines produced since the 1960s and 70s. Sales Points: first history of Hunter wine for many years; covers the industry, the people, the success and the setbacks. Includes the history of many of the big families in the Hunter wine industry such as the Wyndhams, McWilliams, Lindemans and Tyrrells. Packed with images, many not been seen publicly before Julie McIntyre is one of Australia's foremost wine historians and an expert on the Hunter Valley.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationSydney, N.S.W.
    PublisherNewSouth Publishing
    Number of pages303
    ISBN (Electronic)9781742248738
    ISBN (Print)9781742235769
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


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